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In Middle School, Hand Hygiene Gets a Good 'Rap'
Date:6/11/2008

yrics composed by students Kyle Sims and Samuel Abbey and a dance routine choreographed and performed by the whole class.

Yo why do we need to wash our hands

It's good for you

But if you don't

You'll get the flu

"Teaching proper hand hygiene is a life-long lesson that can be fun," said Nancy Bock, SDA Vice President of Education. "Students recognized by the SNAP program are spreading the word that common sense hand hygiene practices enhance public health and can help reduce school absenteeism. This is more important now than ever, with annual challenges posed by MRSA outbreaks and cold and flu season."

The Sampson G. Smith School students are being honored for their work with a two-day, all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., including a June 11 awards ceremony at the National Press Club.

Students Kyle Sims and Samuel Abbey are representing their class at the ceremony, along with their parents and their teacher, Mrs. Wright.

This trip is sponsored by The Soap and Detergent Association. Several SDA member companies contributed products and/or financial assistance for the SNAP National Award Program, including The Dial Corporation, A Henkel Company (http://www.dialcorp.com/); GOJO Industries, Inc. (http://www.gojo.com/); Reckitt Benckiser Inc. (http://www.reckitt.com/); Technical Concepts, LLC (http://www.technicalconcepts.com/); and Water Journey, Ltd (http://www.waterjourney.com/).

Interested educators can learn more and download specific information about SNAP by visiting the SNAP website, http://www.itsasnap.org, or sending an email to SNAP@cl
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